Video Formats Supported by the VLC Media Player


The VLC Media Player is a highly capable open source media player. It supports a wide range of file formats, including many common video formats such as the popular H.264 and MPEG-4 formats.

It also supports subtitles and audio tracks for most popular multimedia formats.

It can play multiple streams simultaneously, allowing you to watch your favourite TV show or movie while you listen to the same track from your favourite music collection. It also has extensive support for streaming protocols, including several popular protocols such as RTMP, RTSP, HTTP, and Icecast.

The VLC media player is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and more recently Android, so it should be available on almost any platform that you would like to use it on.

In addition to playing multimedia files, it can also be used as a full-featured media server to stream content from your computer over the network. This makes VLC an ideal media player for use in home theaters or other situations where you want to distribute video files to multiple devices in your network.

Video Formats supported by VLC Media Player

The following popular video formats are supported by the VLC player as of October 20, 2022. New formats are always being beta tested and incorporated in the latest versions.

wmv3, wvc1, wmva

wmv1, wmv2




RV30, RV40

RV10, RV13, RV20


VP60, VP61, VP62, VP6F, VP6A

VP50, VP5, VP51

VP31, VP30, VP3

DIVX, Xvid, mp4s, m4s2, xvid, mp4v, fmp4, 3iv2, smp4

mp2v, mpg2, vcr2, hdv1, hdv2, hdv3, mx*n, mx*p

mpeg, mp1v, mpg1, PIM1

IV41, IV51

IV31, IV32

h264, s264, AVC1, DAVC, H264, X264, VSSH





DIV4, DIV5, DIV6, col1, col0, 3ivd

DIV1, DIV2, DIV3, mp41, mp42, MPG4, MPG3